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Pass the #popcorn

According to a recent Pew study, 16 percent of adults online use Twitter -- 8 percent daily. I'm pretty sure... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 15, 1898

On the evening of February 15, 1898, the US Navy battleship Maine exploded suddenly and without warning, sinking into the... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 14, 1929

Chicago Tribune "These murders went out of the comprehension of a civilized city," the Chicago Tribune editorialized, after seven... More

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UN celebrates World Radio Day

Wednesday, World Radio Day, marked the 67th anniversary of the United Nations's first broadcast--"This is the United Nations calling the... More

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Pew identifies four profitable newspapers

Contrary to prevailing trends, it's not all doom and gloom in the newspaper industry -- at least, not for the... More

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Public Radio Player relaunches

A new public radio streaming app relaunches this week, giving listeners mobile access to hundreds of public radio stations and... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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NYRB celebrates its 50th

Photo Credit: Beowulf Sheehan Joan Didion looked tiny and frail on Tuesday night, swimming in her loose, gray top... More

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Fashion Week pregaming

New York Fashion Week, which kicks off Wednesday night, is the big game for style magazines and fashion critics. As... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Poynter’s fuzzy numbers

Current journalism majors probably thought they had reason to celebrate when Poynter's Andrew Beaujon elaborated on the latest survey by... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Q: What’s Quora up to?

Quora, the user-generated question-and-answer site founded in 2009, is expanding into blogging, with an emphasis on mobile content. Following its... More

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Stop knocking curation

Curation has been steadily rising as a concept as the sheer volume of undifferentiated content has made it nearly impossible... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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